We are born again by faith and we will live by faith. That means that by faith we can achieve the gifts of the Spirit that is already in us, as we have died to ourselves by believing that we are “crucified with Christ” as Paul says in Galatians 2:20.
I decide to rejoice in the Lord, even when my circumstances do not seems like it, and by faith I can sing of joy. Our feelings is determined by our taught and when I believe that I have the fruit of joy in me and start to rejoice in the Lord and think about his goodness, my feelings changes and the joy is filling my heart.
This is the way to have our prayers answered. The Bible tells us clearly in Psalms 37:4: “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” I have a song I sing when difficult situations come my way and it goes like this: “Hallelujah anyhow! Never let the troubles get you down. When the problems come your way – lift you head up high and say: Hallelujah anyhow!”
Have a wonderful day rejoicing in the Lord and be strong!